Nothing like waiting until the last minute to post my Christmas Home Tour. Now I understand why home decor bloggers decorate early for the holidays. It’s because there is no time to blog once you near the holiday- especially Christmas! So here I sit, trying to get this post done when I have a hundred other things to do.
Every year, I tell myself I’m not going to go too crazy buying new Christmas decor. “Use what you have” I tell myself. But then I see such cute stuff or I get inspired by seeing someone else’s decor and I end up buying some new things each year. I have really been trying to stick with purchases that I can continue to use even if I change it up a little each year. The past two years, I have stuck with a simpler look with touches of red accents and candy canes. Definitely a little more farmhouse style than I have in the past, except for my living room which has a more transitional style and is a little more formal.
Let’s begin in the entry, a logical place to start. I don’t have much to work with in this space. There is only room for this small table and I tend to stress a little over how that table looks for the holiday because it is the first thing you see when you walk in. This look is definitely farmhouse style with the burlap ribbon I wove through this pine wreath and the two small potted greens wrapped in brown paper. Those greens were a new purchase this year and I was drawn to their clean simplicity and also knew I could use them in my decor all winter. The galvanized Noel sign was new this year and anything galvanized speaks of farmhouse style. The faux paper whites I just love and I use those all winter long as well. You can see the little touches of red in the ribbon and the snowflake I looped over the candle lantern. This is a simple look, but I think one of my favorites from over the years.
My entry has an open foyer to the second floor and the garland on my stairs has red, white and silver balls, snowflakes and candy canes, all tying in with my theme.
I picked up this tabletop tinsel tree last year and also used red, white and silver balls on this tree. I love this little tree!
I have a wall gallery in my entry and this also gives me an opportunity to change it up for the seasons and holidays. The snowman you see hanging on the wall was another new purchase this year. I just love him so much, I could not pass him up.
I have used these small wreaths from Ballard Design on the back of my chairs for years. The ribbon has changed depending on my colors and look for that year.
This bargain white cake stand from Target Dollar Spot serves as a centerpiece for the table. I put a small tree in the farmer’s market wooden box from Michaels. A simple red and white polka dot ribbon added just a touch of whimsy and, of course, a candy cane. Simple, simple, simple and I love the look. This centerpiece could also last through the winter.
My tiered tray is fun to decorate for the holidays. This year’s look was snowman themed and those little gnomes were everywhere this year, so one was added to the tiered tray as well. I kept the decor on the counters simple and used the white vase and white plate to keep a crisp farmhouse look going in the kitchen.
I love wreaths hung on cabinet doors. The red ribbon on the wreath is consistent with that red ribbon on the wreaths on the chairs. Of course the wooden “Fresh Cut Trees” sign propped on the counters is also keeping with the farmhouse look.
The family room is open to the kitchen so the decor needs to be consistent. My mantel was simple with a new wooden “Merry Christmas” sign and just a little shine from the mercury glass trees which add a bit of a vintage look. The red stocking adds just a touch of red without being overwhelming. The pom pom and sleigh bell garland adds some fun to the mantel.
The galvanized vase on the hearth is used all year and some evergreens, snowflakes and candy canes were added for Christmas. I can just pull the candy canes out after Christmas and this arrangement will take me through winter.
I have galvanized wall vases on either side of this window mirror also with evergreens, snowflakes and candy canes.
A red pillow on the couch brings in another touch of red and is balanced out with another red stocking on the old shutter behind the chair on the other side of the room. A simple green garland over the French doors with a few mercury glass ornaments finishes the room.
Our Christmas tree is covered with vintage look mercury glass ornaments and a simple burlap ribbon. I used the dried hydrangeas that I used in my fall decor in my tree! Why not?
Moving on to the dining room. This room has more of a rustic glam theme using bronze colors and natural elements like the birch candles, acorns and pine cones in the centerpiece and the natural wood snowflakes and bird nests on the small Christmas tree I have in this room. I have several vintage looking Santas and I use them all in this room.
The living room has a more “sparkley” look using more mercury glass trees and vintage-looking mercury glass balls. I’ve used fresh cut greens from my yard in my Christmas decor throughout my home.
My master bedroom is also decorated for Christmas, again going with a simple farmhouse look. I just love this look so much, I could keep it like this all year.
Final stop top is my powder room which is very hard to photograph, but I wanted to share how I decorated the shelves. I had this same antique every box in here for my fall decor and just took out the hydrangea (and stuck those in my tree) and replaced them with these gorgeous magnolia picks.
So, there you go. This post may be too late to give you inspiration for this year, but maybe for next year. Stop back soon for how I transition my Christmas decor to my winter decor. I promise to be more timely with that post. You can always sign up with your email to get my posts delivered to your email when I post them. If you like my blog, please share it with yours friends. I’m still a new blog trying to grow!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderfully inspired holiday!